Fiber and the body
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can't digest. It helps regulate the body's use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check. Fiber comes in two parts, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber helps you feel full for a longer time, it also slows down the release of glucose into the bloodstream and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood. Insoluble fiber helps you eliminate waste.